Turkish Delight-filled doughnuts

Shane Delia adds a tropical twist with this unexpected aromatic filling
Turkish Delight-filled doughnuts
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  • Serves: 6-8
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the batter

  • 350 g water
  • 300 g flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 15 g dry yeast
  • 100 g rose flavoured turkish delight, diced into 1cm pieces

For the syrup

  • 200 g honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 50 ml rose water
  • ½ vanilla pods
  • 50 g toasted and crushed pine nuts

For the nuts

  • 50 g sugar
  • 50 g butter
  • 100 g walnuts


1. For the doughnut batter: Add all dry ingredients together. Whisk warm water in the flour mix. Allow to stand in a warm place until proved, approx. 15 mins.

2. Carefully place a piece of Turkish delight in your hand and coat it in the doughnut batter. Form a ball and carefully drop it into very hot oil. Allow to cook until golden brown. Coat with rosewater honey.

3. For the syrup: Place all ingredients excluding rosewater and pine nuts in a pot and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and add rosewater and allow to chill. Drizzle on doughnuts. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve

4. For the nuts: Melt butter in hot pan and add sugar to caramelise. Add crushed walnuts.

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